Supreme Court of Canada upholds restrictions on communications by non-politicians

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by Guy W. Giorno
May 18, 2004

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld as constitutional the
restrictions on communications by nonpoliticians during an election campaign.

Today's judgement restores a series of Canada Elections Act restrictions on third-party election advertising whose enforcement had been suspended after the Alberta Court of Appeal declared them unconstitutional in late 2002.